Best Shipping Pet Airlines Recognized by IPATA!

IPATA recognizes the importance our airline partners play in the transport of family pets. Beginning in 2018, IPATA members were able to publicly recognize their top choices as the Best Pet Shipping Airlines in each region. Members voted for the airline within their region and then FROM their region to each of the other regions in the world in each of five areas:

  • Communication
  • Compliance with the LAR
  • Pricing
  • Reliability
  • Transit Care

Separate awards were given to the best pet shipping airline in the Americas, in Asa/Oceania, in Europe and in the Middle East/Africa regions based on the IPATA member airline with the most votes in each region.

IPATA applauds the following member airlines that are truly exceptional in the quality of pet transportation services they provide to our industry.

Middle East/Africa Region Best Pet Shipping Airline

Emirates SkyCargoEK
Photo: (left to right) Manuel Leunda, IPATA Past President, Simon Jackson, IPATA President and Greg Johnson, Cargo Manager, Emirates SkyCargo Australia.

The Americas Region and the European Region Best Pet Shipping Airline

Lufthansa Cargo Lufthansa Airlines

Chris Dehio (Senior Manager, Global Key Accounts at Lufthansa Cargo AG) who received the award from IPATA in Australia was proud to present the award and certificate to Sabine Grebe, Head of the Frankfurt Animal Lounge, and to the entire Animal Lounge Team.

Asia/Oceania Region Best Pet Shipping Airline

Airfrance KLM Cargo Martinair


AFKLMP AMS Live team